Elwood (2909) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle.
Appearance: Almost black with small ruby highlights. It has a small, foamy, light tan head. Poor head retention.
Aroma: Very nutty with nice roasted notes and even a hint of chocolate.
Taste: Definitely on the roasty side, but a little thin on the body. Earthy with hints of mineral and coffee. I didnít get the spicy/citrus hop bitterness they talk about. The flavor isnít bad, but it lacks a punch.
Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium, slightly watery mouthfeel. Medium-long, roasty finish. Just kind of meh.
Overall: A very average brown ale that is pretty forgettable. You arenít missing anything if you donít have this one.
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2005
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
a slight nuttiness but overall really lacking in flavor and body. a slight hoppy character as well but no depth.
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice dark brown body. Aroma was a little metallic. Nutty, very similar to their porter but without the chocolaty taste.
Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Virtually no aroma detectable. Medium brown, OK head. Slight vegetal hop bitterness, medium to thinnish malt body without distinctive flavor. Not the best beer.